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antler size
Grant Woods

The Relationship Between Age and Antler Size


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The percentage increased each year, to about 63 percent at 2 years, 77 percent at 3 years, and 92 percent at 4 years of age. Using antler weight as a measure of antler size tells a similar story, although with different values. Antler weights were 10 percent at 1 year, 44 percent at 2 years, […]

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deer antlers and fawns
Grant Woods

Antlers and Fawns


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When I was in graduate school a professor at Mississippi State, Dr. Harry Jacobson, was asked to take a mature buck (more than seven years old) that had been fed a low quality diet for years. He had a history of producing approximately 120” class antlers each year. Dr. Jacobson accepted the buck and put […]

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antler scoring
Grant Woods

Antler Scoring


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Questions: 1. There are currently 8,568 typical whitetails listed in Boone and Crockett records. What percentage are 8-pointers (eastern count)? 2. Which antler characteristic factors most heavily into the score of a typical whitetail? 3. Continent-wide, what are the odds of a deer hunter collecting and entering a Boone and Crockett-qualifying whitetail? Quiz answers:  1. 2.6 percent. […]

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